– To say ‘to me,’ ‘to you,’ etc. in Marshallese, you can sometimes just say ‘ñan ña,’ ‘ñan kwe,’ etc. like in English. However, you can also use the following words: Directionals tok to me/us (towards where I am or where we are) wōj or waj to you (towards where you are) ḷọk to him/her/it/them …
Lesson 40: Conditionals in Marshallese.
There are even more ways to make questions in Marshallese. – To say ‘which ___’ or ‘what kind of ____’, use the following words after the noun: ta which? rot or rōt or tor what kind of? For example: Āne ta? = island/which = Which island? Ek rōt? = fish/what kind = What kind …
You can use ‘my,’ ‘your,’ etc. in yet another way in Marshallese. To say ‘after you go,’ or ‘before you go,’ you say instead ‘after your go,’ ‘before your go’.
In the last lesson you learned how to make sentences like ‘I fish often’ by saying ‘it is often my fish.’ You can also do the same sort of thing with adjectives, to say things like ‘It is very good,’ ‘it is pretty good,’ etc. Here are some words you can use this way: …
Practical Marshallese. In Marshallese, instead of saying ‘I walk fast’ you would say ‘it is fast my walk.’
In Marshallese the following are expressed in the same way: I am finished eating, I have eaten, I already ate, I have already eaten.
Marshallese has a word ‘jañin’ (or ‘jāñin’) that means ‘not yet.’ It goes before the verb or adjective.
To make questions with ‘have’ (like ‘do you have a pencil?’ or ‘does she have any sisters?’) just add ‘ke’ after ‘ewōr’ or ‘elōñ’.
In order to say ‘I have many___,’ ‘I have few___,’ ‘I have some ___,’ etc., use the words for ‘there are many,’ ‘there are few,’ ‘there are some’